Art from ‘Bone’ by Jeff Smith.
Gobbledygeek episode 222, “Bone: Vol. II – The Great Cow Race (feat. Greg Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Paul and AJ’s Four-Color Flashback journey through Jeff Smith’s Bone continues with the return appearance of The Debatable Podcast‘s Greg Sahadachny. This time they’re taking a look at Vol. II: The Great Cow Race, which follows the first by being just as funny (maybe even funnier) while teasing a deeper, darker mythology. The gang discusses the way Smith conveys so much expression with just a few lines, his fleet-footed storytelling abilities, how he constructs his jokes, and that whole cow race thing. Plus, what does “overrated” mean and which stand-up comics fall under the definition? The boys have answers!
Next: our month-long celebration of Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki kicks off as Eric Sipple stops by to discuss Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke.
(Show notes for “Bone: Vol. II – The Great Cow Race.”)
Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 33 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Now that they’re in the home stretch, with Mad Men season 7B premiering on April 5, AJ, Kenn, and Joe have moved to discussing just one episode per podcast. This week, that episode is “The Runaways,” in which everyone is trying (to various degrees of success) to run from authority. There’s Don trying to rout his partners, Betty attempting to assert independence from Henry, and…Ginsberg v. computer? This episode goes to some dark, strange places, and your hosts are on hand to make sense of it all. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 33.)
Gobbledygeek episode 221, “Sipple Wears Short Shorts (feat. Eric Sipple),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
#LifeChange is in the air! That’s right, this week, the boys have a lot on their minds. As Paul embarks on a new chapter of his life, AJ deals with the major hang-ups of being a homeowner by proxy. None other than frenemy of the show and The Deli Counter of Justice co-editor Eric Sipple is on hand to listen to their whinging; after which, the gang gets down to some serious writing talk. The boys discuss the perils of writing flash fiction (AKA extremely short stories), what you can learn from such constrictions, and what’s next for the Deli-verse, plus plenty more.
Next: this year’s Four-Color Flashback continues with a look at Bone: Vol. II – The Great Cow Race, potentially featuring The Debatable Podcast host Greg Sahadachny.
(Show notes for “Sipple Wears Short Shorts.”)
Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 32 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
For the final podcast discussing multiple episodes of the show, AJ, Kenn, and Joe continue their analysis of Mad Men season 7 by discussing whether or not Don, or anyone on the show, has any hope of attaining redemption. Once you’ve bottomed out, can you climb your way back up? The gang tries to find answers by taking a look at “Field Trip,” wherein Betty drinks milk; and “The Monolith,” in which the other couch is full of farts. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 32.)
Art from ‘Bone’ by Jeff Smith.
Gobbledygeek episode 220, “Bone: Vol. I – Out from Boneville,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
After spending 2014 weaving their way through the many different stories of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Paul and AJ have settled on something which appears much simpler for this year’s Four-Color Flashback: Jeff Smith’s Bone. Appearances can be deceiving, though. The boys have heard tell that Smith’s cartoony magnum opus, taking obvious inspiration from Walt Kelly and Carl Barks’ comic strips, grows into a complex, sprawling epic. And even in Vol. I: Out from Boneville, wherein Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone find themselves in a strange new land, there are inklings of the high fantasy to come. Plus, the boys discuss friend of the show Kenn Edwards’ short film The Joke, attempt to break down Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s new Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and prepare to enter the Age of Ultron with a new trailer.
Next: Eric Sipple stops by to chat. This won’t end well.
(Show notes for “Bone: Vol. I – Out from Boneville.”)
Smoke Gets in Your Ears: A Mad Men Podcast episode 31 is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
At long last, AJ, Kenn, and Joe have reached the seventh (and current!) season of Mad Men. If the sixth season was about echoes of the firm’s and the series’ past reverberating in new circumstances, season 7 begins with the characters in the midst of great change. This week, the gang sets their sights on the first two episodes of the season: “Time Zones,” in which Lou is immune to Peggy’s charms; and “A Day’s Work,” wherein Bert is all for the national advancement of colored people. Plus, don’t miss another exciting installment of Hamm Watch!
(Show notes for Smoke Gets in Your Ears episode 31.)
Gobbledygeek episode 219, “Running with Gynecologists,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
For the first Geek Challenge of 2015, Paul and AJ have been challenged by friend of the show/Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-host Kenn Edwards to do things a little differently: Paul has to challenge AJ to a movie not from the ’80s, while AJ has to challenge Paul to one from the ’80s that isn’t black-and-white or foreign. After some head-scratching, Paul has chosen to force AJ to endure the 1976 cult classic Logan’s Run, about two people exploring the outer world; and AJ has tasked Paul with sitting through the 1988 David Cronenberg film Dead Ringers, about two people exploring the inner world. Tenuous connection aside, these are very different movies. Very different. Plus, the boys pay their respects to Leonard Nimoy, talk Spider-Gwen, and just want to be one of Will Forte’s ball-friends on The Last Man on Earth.
Next: this year’s Four-Color Flashback begins with a look at Out from Boneville, the first volume of Jeff Smith’s cartoony magnum opus Bone.
(Show notes for “Running with Gynecologists.”)